Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Snow and a new camera!

OK....finally got ourselves a new digital camera! Yay! It is a Casio Exilm. Pretty tiny, and pretty nice. I played around with it and took some photos of knitted stuff and of the pets of course! I'll post some FO's tonight.

Still not enough snow to really go balls out skiing yet. Sigh. We'll ski this weekend, but really, we need our snow. It snowed here overnight though! Just an inch. But pretty to wake up to, so soft and light.

I've been lucky enough to go out in the field lately, do a little survey! But not today with the snow. Field work, it's why I got into archaeology in the first place. This report writing is really getting somewhat boring.

Knittage...trying to finish some Christmasy stuff. Like Cozy, which I worked on last night a lot. The scarf for Nate. Hosted my second Knit Night last night, and there were 3 of us! yay, 50% increase since the last meeting! Cool, a new knitter friend.

Oh yeah, finished my first real skein of handspun yarn too! I'm sooo proud of it in it's thick and thin way. I'll post pics tonigh.


Snow. we need more.




(positive snow thoughts, ok?)

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Whoa! Two posts in one day!

Just a little game for blogs:

(ps. If you read this Granola, you're next!)

TEN random things you might not know about me
1. I have 5 (count em) cats!
2. I can't crochet
3. I love to cook tons of things, but they all seem to be international cuisine
4. In a perfect world I'd have a small organic herb and sheep farm and make cheese.
5. Cheese if my favorite food in the entire world!
6. My dad was a big time alpine mountaineer/climber.
7. I lived in England for a year.
8. I'm an archaeologist, but my job is boring right now (office).
9. I get to go home in 20 minutes!
10. 3 out of 5 kitties currently have some sort of bowel problem.

NINE places I've visited
1. Tunisia
2. Israel
3. Greece
4. Italy
5. Paris for a day
6. Ireland
7. Yucatan
8. Alaska
9. Hawaii

EIGHT ways to win my heart
1. Send me something from Zingermans (www.zingermans.com)
2. Massage me
3. Love my pets
4. Take me to Italy
5. Buy me a sheep farm
6. Take me to the mountains
7. Ski with me
8. Hand over that winning lotto ticket!

SEVEN things I want to do before I die
1. Ski Mt. SanJacinto
2. Make cheese from my own sheep
3. Have children
4. Be married to my husband for over 50 years
5. Return to the restaurant in Positano Italy where we went when we met, and again on our honeymoon.
6. Try to grow all my own food for a year
7. Take my mom to Italy

SIX things I'm afraid of
1. Money
2. Falling a long way
3. Having someone I love die horribly
4. My kitty Muffin not living too long
5. Centipedes
6. Car crashes

FIVE things I don't like
1. Bananas
2. Racism
3. War
4. Global Warming
5. g-string undies

FOUR ways to turn me off
1. Be rude
2. Be mean
3. Lie
4. Smoke

THREE things I do everyday
1. Love my family and pets
2. Eat
3. Use the toilet

TWO things that make me happy
1. My husband and pets
2. The beautiful landscape around me

ONE thing on my mind right now
1. Skiing!

Christmas Knitting

First, comments: Elisabeth! I Loved being your SP! I'm definitely still blog stalking you!

Granola: ::poke back:: Em, a little feeling like DG about the PS thing....I still love you guys though, and plan on making a re-appearance.

So, the official Christmas gift list in an ideal world:

Mom: Lace scarf/wrap....done!
New Neice: Baby blanket...less than halfway done.
Aunt: Kitty Pi bed...not even started.
MIL: Cozy...approximately 5/8 done. Switched to knitting cool fancy scarf, approx 2/3 done.
SIL 1: One hat...done. One scarf...done.
SIL 2: One hat...done. One scarf...not started.
Step MIL: One lace scarf...done.
DH: One Backyard leaves scarf...1/18th done.

Status: 11 objects. 5 complete. 4 WIPs. 2 not started.

The baby blanket and Backyard Leaves have no chance of being done by Christmas. So, new plan of attack. Secret new scarf for DH. Baby booties or hat or something quick for new neice in the interim.

Kitty Pi, should be able to do, as well as finish the scarf for MIL, and knit scarf for SIL 2. And, if I finish Cozy, that would be a bonus!

How many non-giftie WIPs do I have?
1. Vogue knitting F05 #18 lace shawl. Still need to finish one edging.
2. Entrelac scarf in red cashmere.
3. Half a Tank Girl. yep, still have it.

A grand total of 7 WIPs. whew. Maybe this weekend I'll try to finish some.

Oh yeah, and I've been slowly spinning some Churro that a friend gave me before I even learned to knit.

Got skied last weekend. Finally! Wolf Creek. They got about 3-4 inches of new snow, and are 40% open so we went. It was excellent. But damn! My legs were SORE! Tele turns all day really made me realize how weak I am. Must stretch and exercise. Planning to go again this Sunday, they're supposed to get TONS of snow. Woot! Now if I only had a digi cam. Christmas is soon.